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Natural Doctrine Going For September Localization Too
After some teeth-gnashing waiting, NIS America finally decided on a release date for Natural Doctrine. The game from developer Kadokawa Games will make its way to North America on September 16, 2014 and a few days later for Europe on September 19.
There will be a digital version and a physical box going to stores and that for all platforms; Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PS Vita. Moreover, Natural Doctrine allows for cross-play and cross-save functionality, so whatever console you choose will do the trick.
Natural Doctrine is a classic turn-based strategy title, much like the Fire Emblem roleplaying game (RPG) franchise. Players manage a squad of important characters and lead them through grueling trials on a battlefield.
There’s quite the challenge rating in this RPG though. If any one party member dies, the game ends, so tread carefully.
Making matters just a tad trickier, there is also no save point during combat itself. Only when on the world map can you save progress.
If a challenge is too great, it is possible to grind on some missions, but there are restrictions here as well. Free missions can be done in finite amount, before Natural Doctrine pushes players forward.
Technically, Natural Doctrine could be a big hit, as it’s the first strategy game of its genre to land on Playstation 4. Still, it’s going to need an assured hit, since its Japanese launch didn’t go too well.
After multiple delays and after being pegged as the first big Japanese PS4 game, Natural Doctrine stumbled upon release. It managed to only sell a few thousand copies, which was quite surprising.
Here’s hoping the Western audiences will take to the game more. It’s not going to be easy, as September is getting two more Japanese RPGs on Playstation 3.
You know what to do, PS4 and Vita owners. Save the day!